Pendyala Nageswara Rao Photo

Pendyala Nageswara Rao (06-03-1917)

One of the great music directors of telugu cinema, Pendyala Nageswara Rao was born at Vanukuru village in Krishna district of A P on 6th of March 1917. He was a harmonist for stage plays. Then he worked as Harmony player for movie songs.

Director K S Prakasa Rao made him the independent music director with his film Drohi (1948)

Pingali Nagendra Rao was lyricist for most of the Pendyala tuned melodies, especially mythological.

Lyrics of few songs tuned by Pendyala:

  1. Kondagali thirigindi gunde voosuladindi Godavari varada laga korika chelregindi (film: Uyyala Jumpala)
  2. Idemi lahiri idemi garadi yedarilona poolu poochi yentha sandhadi (film: Eedu jodu)
  3. Kala kanidi viluvainadi brathuku kanneeti dhararalone bali cheyaku (film: Veluguneedalu)
  4. Ayyayo chethilo dabbulu poyene ayyayo jebulu khali ayene (film: Kulagothralu)
  5. Yevaro vastharani yedo chestharani yeduru choosi mosapokuma nijam marachi niddurpokuma (film: Boomikosam)
  6. Neeli meghalalo gali keratalalo neevu pade pata vinipinchunee vela (film: Bavamaradallu)
  7. Bhale thata mana bapooji balala thata bapooji (film: Donga Ramudu)
  8. Chigurakulalo chilakamma china mata vinaravamma (film: Donga Ramudu)
  9. Raaga mayi rave anuragamayi rave (film: Jayabheri)
  10. Siva sankari sivanandalahari sivasankari (film:Jagadekaveerunikatha)
  11. Adi Lakshmi vanti atthagari vamma (film: Jagadekaveeruni katha)
  12. Jalakalatalalu kilakilapatalalu yemi hayile hala (film: Jagadekaveeruni katha)
  13. Kondalapaina konalalona gogulu pooche jabilli (film: Papakosam)
  14. Sarada sarada cigarettu idi doral thragu bhale cigarettu (film: Ramudu-Bheemudu)
  15. Alligithiva sakhi priya kalatha  manava (film: Krishnarjuna Yuddham)
  16. Namo bhootha natha namo deva deva namo bhakthapala (film: Sathyaharischandra)
  17. Manasu parimalinchene thanuvu paravasinchene nava vasantha ganamutho neevu chentha niluvagane (film: Srikrihnarjuna yuddham)
  18. Annee Manchi Sakunamule Korika Theere Deevenale manasuna mangala vaadyamaha mrogele (film: Sri krishnarjuna Yuddham)
  19. Naa peru bikari naa daari yedari manasaina chota majili kaadanna chalu badili (film: Sri Rajeswari vilas coffee club)
  20. Ye subha samayamulo ye cheli hrudayamulo (film: Manasu Mangalyam)
  21. Vaana kaadu vaana kaadu varada raja poola vaana kuriyali varada raja (film: Bhagyachakram)
  22. Chitram hay bhalare vichithram (film: Dana veera soora karna)

Selected lists of films of Pendyala Nageswara Rao as music director:

  1. Drohi (1948)
  2. Kanna Thalli (1953)
  3. Donga Ramudu (1955)
  4. Muddu Bidda (1956)
  5. Bhagyarekha (1957)
  6. M L A  (1957)
  7. Attha Okinti Kodale (1958)
  8. Jayabheri (1959)
  9. Bhatti Vikramarka (1960)
  10. Bava Maradallu (1960)
  11. Mahakavi Kalidasu (1960)
  12. Sri Venkateswara Mahathyam (1960)
  13. Jagadeka Veeruni Katha (1961)
  14. Vagdanam (1961)
  15. Chittithammudu (1962)
  16. Mahamanthri Thimmarasu (1962)
  17. Kulagothralu (1962)
  18. Srikrishnarjuna Yuddham (1963)
  19. Eedu Jodu (1963)
  20. Paruvu Prathista (1963)
  21. Ramudu Bheemudu (1964)
  22. Velugu Needalu (1964)
  23. Uyyala Jumpala (1965)
  24. Sathya Harishchandra (1965)
  25. Srikrishna Thulabharam (1966)
  26. Bandhipotu Dongalu (1968)
  27. Bhagyachakram (1968)
  28. Papakosam (1968)
  29. Manasu Mangalyam (1970)
  30. Anandanilayam (1971)
  31. Srikrishna Sathya (1971)
  32. Bhoomikosam (1974)
  33. Kodenagu (1974)
  34. Sri Rajeswari Vilas Coffee Club (1976)
  35. Dana veera soora Karna (1977)
  36. Chankya Chandragupta (1977)
  37. Srirama Pattabhishekam (1978)
  38. Tirupathi Venkateswara Kalyanam (1979) 

Pendyala Nageswara Rao Passed away on 31st of August 1984 at the age of 67 at Chennai.

 Today is the 95th Birth Aniversary of this great Music director of Tollywood.

Business of tollywood.com salutes at this Great music director recollecting the melodious songs tuned by this star of Tollywood.